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John Crane GmbH announced today it has been awarded a significant new contract to supply engineered sealing technology solutions to a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production project in Australia, the largest of its kind in the world.

This win underlines how the company’s continuous programme of research and development allows it to offer advanced products which can satisfy new market requirements as they emerge.

John Crane will supply 96 of its advanced Type 28 gas seals for first fit applications to Siemens AG, which will provide compressors for the upstream section of the AP-LNG project in Queensland. This project will involve extracting and transporting coal seam gas for conversion into LNG in the future.

The order also includes the supply of 216 of John Crane’s tilting pad journal and double thrust hydrodynamic bearings. This highlights the diverse product range which is helping the company become the provider of choice for integrated rotating equipment solutions.

Paul Cox, President of John Crane, said: “This type of coal seam gas conversion is a relatively new process. The fact that we are able to supply advanced products that have already been thoroughly proven in use highlights the benefits of developing solutions that satisfy our customers’ future requirements as well as their current ones.”

This is a major new order for first-fit equipment on a project which has the capacity to produce 18 million tonnes of LNG. “That indicates the potential size of the aftermarket opportunities which will follow and those are opportunities from which John Crane is now ideally placed to benefit,” Mr. Cox added. “This project also reflects the recent upturn we have seen in first-fit projects, especially on stalled projects which are now being brought back on stream. This is creating a number of new opportunities in both the extraction and refining sectors, many of which we have been able to convert in new orders.”

For more details or please contact John Crane on +44 (0)161 886 5993, or visit www.johncrane.co.uk

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